Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dreaming of Magic

There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality. ~Jonas Salk

Well the Magical Day has arrived.  And I wanted to share with you something I’ve been dreaming about doing for over a year now.  Special Thanks to Kelly for giving me the excuse – and a Kick-In-The-Pants Deadline to actually do something about following dreams.  Be sure to stop by and see all the wonderful dreams realized by visiting the participants of this party.  Just click on the picture for more magic.

Secret Dream Party

So what was one of my dreams?  To make some magic with my little girls this summer.  We succeeded in creating this little Fairy Tree House. 

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The enchanting part was we didn’t spend a penny to make it.  I didn’t want to bore you with every step in making our project but if your interested you can click on my other blog for a step-by-step process.  Click HERE.

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Instead I want to show you the magic in following your dreams. 

I put this dream off for a couple of years because I wanted to visit the beach and find the perfect driftwood from which to make our tree house.  Then I thought, why not look locally.  And I found it.

As inspiration we covered our wee fairy house in our favorite fairy quote’s,

And as the seasons come and go, here's something you might like to know.  There are fairies everywhere:  under bushes, in the air, playing games just like you play, singing through their busy day.  So listen, touch, and look around - in the air and on the ground.  And if you watch all nature's things, you might just see a fairy's wing.  ~Author Unknown

One thing I’ve discovered along the way is that when you are in pursuit of your dreams, doors will open making them possible.  Sometimes those doors don’t open until the last second, but yet they still open and give you enough hope to keep you on your course.

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."

~Henry David Thoreau

Yes, I helped my daughters build our Fairy dwelling complete with…

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A Crocheted Hammock, perfect for any fairy who wishes to rest her wings.

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A Feathered Friends Nest just had to be made as well.

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I know many a fairy that will grace our wee home. 

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‘There is nothing like a dream to create the future.’    ~Victor Hugo

I for one, hope my future is full of dreams.  There are many more that I have that came closer to being fulfilled this week.

One dream I talked about a couple of years ago.  A dream of owning my very own Redneck Dryer.  I think if dreams are really meant to be they have a way of finding you, even if you’ve buried them deep.  This dream just wouldn’t die.

The day after my birthday someone anonymously left a magical gift on my porch.  A pair of honest-to-goodness sturdy metal clothesline poles.   

It took a while to convince my Honey that adding these to our backyard wouldn’t lead the neighbors to label us backwards hicks (they already know we are), but it would do so much towards helping me achieve a dream.   Look what my kids helped me do today.  I know it doesn’t look like much of a dream, but it So IS.

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We cemented bases in for my poles.  That way we can take them with us if we ever move.  

Fresh smelling sheets, no more running the dryer on melting hot days… I’m giddy just thinking about it.

Oh, and I’ll be able to then do THIS with my kids.

Some dreams take time.  Most worthwhile dreams do.  I saved for three months to bring this sweet fairy home.

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She graces the entrance to yet another dream, but one I’m not ready to share just yet.  But soon, maybe by next month.  That’s the wonderful things about dreams.  Finishing one, gives you the desire and energy to dream another, and another, and another. 

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Eleanor Roosevelt

So make the future happen today.

Thank you so much for taking a peek at some of my wee dreams.  Hope you have as much fun following yours as I do mine.


Anonymous said...

Oh.. that was lovely! Your fairy house is enchanting, and you've woven such a touching narrative throughout your pretty pictures. Thank you so much! This is just the inspiration one might hope to find at a Secret Dream Party.

I'm so very glad I stopped by to visit...


The Littlest Thistle said...

Oh what a beautiful tree, you all did a great job on it.

Had a bit of a chuckle about the clothes poles, maybe you were meant to be British, it's mostly clothes poles here, not many have dryers unless they live in flats and have no garden. Yep, in the country that rains half the time we hang our clothes out to dry lol Mind you, with the wind blowing today things would be dry quick smart! Enjoy your new drying opportunity :oD

Beth said...

Inspiring! I love your fairy house - you have a talent with that wood-burner! I envy your new clothesline. I was so excited to have one when we moved here - but it was the "umbrella" type and David unfortunately backed in to it with the riding lawn mower and demolished it. He promised a new proper clothesline, but that was 3 years ago...sigh...That clothesline theatre idea is brilliant though! Time to put some pressure on!!

Angelique said...

This is a fabulous way to make dreams come true.
And what an inspiring way to teach your children that having dreams is a good thing to have !
I just love the idea of the tree.

Best wishes to you and your family,

Lenora said...

Love the story of the redneck dryer! even more love the fairy house - my children have a half built one - i bet they are inspired to finish it now! Love your fairy house! Come and be part of our Midsummer's Night Secret Dream
The Emerald Forest - Midsummer Dream

apinkdreamer said...

wonderful-magic words!!!!!!i love your dream party!!!so inspiring!
i love the fairies too!!!!
i have just posted my dream party!!!

In the Light of the Moon said...

I felt as though I was in a dream reading your lovely post..I wanted so to visit the fairy tree,if i could only find some magic potion to shrink me up..Thank you so much for sharing your lovely words!!Warmest Regards,Cat

julietk said...

Your fairy house has such simplicity and beauty.
Your Fairies are lovely, I love Flower Fairies to My mother used to buy me books of them to cut and stick as a child, Happy memories.
I enjoyed your thoughtful post. A midsummer night, Hug Juliet

Princesa Nadie said...

I love your house fairy tree!...Happy secret dream party.

Princesa Nadie said...

Meeting you has been a pleasure

marilise said...

It was my pleasure to meet you my dear friend in that dreamy fairy tale house , i admire your lovely work thanks !!!!!

Kelly said...

My goodness, the fairy tree house is the most wonderful thing EVER!

I love it, and I am sure your girls do too!

Thank you so much for being part of the party and making your wonderful post!

Hugs, Kelly

Deanna said...

The fairy tree house is spectacular. So beautifully done and what a great way to spark their little imaginations.

I love the smell of freshly laundered clothes that have been hung out to dry so know how you feel about getting the clothesline. Neat idea to make them portable.

Miz said...

Oh my god, that is the cutest thing. What an amazing project. And a tutorial, too? Cheers. I love that you completed this project with your girls; that just adds an extra layer of fun and wonder.

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Anonymous said...

Your fairy house is wonderful - and what fun you must have had creating it together!!! :)

SilverNikNats said...

What a beautiful house truely fantastic and a great read look forward to reading more of your blogs x

black cat said...

I so LOVE your beautiful fairy tree. so creative and well done! I am sure the fairies are just as pleased as pie. looking foreward to more of your dreams come reality. peace and love, chella

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

The fairy house is SO special!

Natalie said...

I love everything, especially the fairy- she's perfect. My second favorite thing is your tree. I might have to make one myself. Who knows? I could make one for my bedroom... I have a few fairy-related things lying around...

Love you, Aunt Fawndear, hope you have fun with your dreams.